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The British jobs miracle is making a mockery of David Cameron’s migration target

Now we know why the Home Secretary did not commit the ‘tens of thousands’ immigration pledge rashly made by David Cameron in opposition. Britain is midway through a job creation… Continue reading The post The British jobs miracle is making a mockery of David Cameron’s migration target appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Homeland Security Chief Leading Candidate To Replace Chuck Hagel

Jeh Johnson is the new leading contender to be the next Secretary of Defense. Johnson is part of a field that’s said to include Bob Work and Ash Carter, the current and former deputy secretaries of defense, as well as Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. And Rep. Adam Smith [...]

What It Sold For: Lloyd Wright's Samuel-Novarro House Finally Sells For $3.8MM

And so a new chapter begins for Lloyd Wright's Samuel-Novarro House. Built in 1928 for actor Ramon Novarro's personal secretary/companion, Louis Samuel, but taken over and expanded by Novarro after the star...

Stuck in the Shadows at the Pentagon

Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.

Who would be Obama’s Secretary of Defense?

(Paul Mirengoff) Not Michèle Flournoy. She has ruled herself out. Reportedly, her goal is to be Hillary Clinton’s Defense Secretary. In theory, holding the position under President Obama doesn’t preclude holding it under Clinton. Moreover, it is far from certain that Clinton will ever be in a position to offer Flournoy the job. Show More Summary

Michèle Flournoy takes a powder

I know I predicted that Michèle Flournoy would be the next Secretary of Defense, but the Washington Post says that she took her name out of the running, because anyone with a measure of common sense doesn’t want to get their fingerprints on that train wreck; Flournoy, who co-founded the Center for a New American […]

CPN-Maoist Clippings 26/11/2014

Leaders close to Chand faction leave Capital KATHMANDU, NOV 26 – The faction led by CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand, who severed ties with the party on Monday, has left the Capital. According to a leader close to Chand faction, a new party under leader Chand would soon be announced. “A gathering will [...]

Does Anybody Want to Be the Face of Obama's Military Policy?

19 hours agoNews : Reason

When the media learned of the pending departure (or tossing, as the case may be) of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, insiders' eyes turned to Michèle Flournoy, a former top defense official who had since left to run a national defense-oriented think tank called the Center for New American Security. Show More Summary

Top candidates don't want Chuck Hagel's job

Maybe the rise of ISIS and cuts to the Defense Department's budget are making the job of Defense secretary increasingly unappealing. Or at least, that's one possible reason why multiple top candidates have already said they're not interested in filling the shoes of Chuck Hagel, who resigned from the position on Monday. Show More Summary

Dreazen and Page: Why Would Anyone Want to Be Defense Secretary?

Foreign Policy Managing Editor Yochi Dreazen and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page wondered aloud who would want to take the position of Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration on Wednesday's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC. Show More Summary

US Secretary of Education Ignores Thousands Gathered to Oppose Common Core

During a two-week tour throughout the state that served to educate parents and community members about the flaws of the Common Core standards, grassroots members of Californians United Against Common Core found they were dismissed by U.S. Show More Summary

Michele Flournoy doesn't want to be Defense Secretary

Looks like Obama won’t likely be nominating the first female Secretary of Defense after all.

Heenan-Anderson Commission launches with appeal for ideas to tackle economic marginalisation & deprivation

22 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Shadow Secretary of State Ivan Lewis launched his Heenan-Anderson Commission at lunchtime. The co-chairs – academic Deirdre Keenan and businessman Colin Anderson – were announced nine weeks ago and together an expert panel will examine...Show More Summary

The Doormat Gets Shown the Door

Chuck Hagel wasn’t a genius. But he got a bum rap for being exactly the secretary of defense that Obama wanted -- until he wasn’t.

Terror Suspect Who Fled Justice Mocks 'Wicked Witch' Home Secretary From Islamic State

A British jihadist has sent a series of mocking tweets to the British government and Home Secretary Theresa May after he outfoxed security services and escaped the country, along with his pregnant wife and four children and was allowed to “breeze through Europe” unmolested to the Islamic State. Show More Summary


WHO WANTS TO BE THE LAST CAREER TO DIE FOR A MISTAKEN PRESIDENCY? Hagel successor, with limited room to maneuver, will face quandary in Iraq, Syria. “The next defense secretary will also have to contend with a sometimes-tense relationship with the White House. Both of Hagel’s predecessors, Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, have criticized Obama’s […]

Tristram Hunt's Old Headmaster Criticises Labour's 'Bigoted' Attack on Private Schools

Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt faced a backlash from none other than the headmaster of his old school following his comments about private schools. Mr Beard, headmaster of the University College School in Hampstead...Show More Summary

New anti-terror powers 'threaten civil liberties'

Credits: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Alt Text: British Home Secretary Theresa May Theresa May criticised for introducing a bill that will create 'a chilling recipe for injustice' One-Minute Read Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 9:32am Civil liberties...Show More Summary

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